Pressure pool cleaners are often more powerful than ordinary suction cleaners. As opposed to using the suction supplied by the available plumbing of a pool to move (pull) themselves around, these machines use the pressure of the outer pump to move (push) themselves around the pool.
Buying Pressure Pool Cleaner
Types of Pressure Pool Cleaners
There are different types of pressure pool cleaners. One example is that, some gadgets attach to one of the given return ports and are driven by the pool pump. These are called the Low-Pressure cleaners, and they include the Jandy Ray-Vac, Polaris 65, 165, and 360, and Legend II.
Other pressure cleaners’ pipes are attached to a specific cleaner line with an extra booster pump. They include Polaris 480, 380, 280, 180, and the 3900 sports, as well as the Letro Legend.
Low-Pressure and High-Pressure Cleaners
The higher pressure cleaners have a few advantages over the low-pressure ones.
• Their booster pumps provide consistent flow, for steady power.
• Their booster pumps have a timer, reducing their operation to 2 to 3 hours per day.
• They are more powerful and faster than low-pressure cleaners.
• Low-pressure devices from back pressure on the filter when they are connected to the wall.
However, the low-pressure pool cleaners are more affordable than high-pressure cleaners.
Things to Look For
There are a few things that you should consider when buying your pressure pool cleaner. They include.
1. Suction Power – If your pool has a lot of dirt, such as leaves from nearby trees one should invest in a strong pressure cleaner as opposed to a smaller side suction device. These are usually lighter and do not have enough power like pressure pool cleaners to deal with the larger parts of unwanted debris and dirt that fall into your pool.
2. Booster Pump – Each cleaner will be specified whether it has an inbuilt booster pump or it does not have it will need an external one. If the cleaner has a booster, you might still need to make sure that you have a booster line to connect it to.
3. Pool Compatibility – Not all pressure cleaners will work in all the pools. For instance, if you have a raised pool, most cleaners will not function properly. Go for pressure side suction cleaner instead. Most pressure pool cleaners are designed for a surface area of 10 by 10 feet and 8-foot deep ends.
A pressure cleaner is one of the most important additions you can add to your pool’s cleaning routine. It is especially useful for large parts of debris such as small branches and leaves and has more power than side pool cleaners.